Photobooks published by Éditions Bessard

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Editions Bessard is a Paris-based independant publishing house focusing on working with artists, writers, curators...


Founded in 2011 by Pierre Bessard, himself a talented photojournalist, well versed in photography and its techniques, the edition of photobooks, the art of binding and typography, Éditions Bessard publishes artists, authors, and contemporary photographers who have a keen eye on our society


Photographes publiés par les Éditions Bessard :


The first artist names that come to mind are Andrea Botto (Ka-Boom), Liu Bolin (Dangerous Landscapes), and Bill Henson ... or Max Pam, Stefano de Luigi, Cristina De Middel, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Brian Griffin, Mary HamillRen Hang and many more ...

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  • .Last copies. WARNING: Please note that the boards of the covers of this book have a rather fragile varnish, and some light rubbing traces might appear here or there on the front or back covers, depending on how you look at the book under a light source Presentation by Editions Bessard : " The creature gazes into the openness with all its eyes. So begins...

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  • Introduction by Fabien Ribéry (in French only) : "L'être humain est lourd, terriblement, voilà bien son drama. Lorsque l'on est artiste, poète, compositeur de félicités, il est possible de s'alléger par la grâce du style. Alain Laboile est de ceux-ci, dont l'apesanteur est à la fois une recherche, une éthique et une nostalgie. Quand le quotidien est...

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  • Presentation by the artist: "« Antarctica is a special place with particular stories and memories, the polar explorers called it white blonde. In this work I used found photographs from the Antarctic. I decided to freeze them to get such images, which could express a sense of awareness of time, death and the inevitable decay through this transformation....

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  • Presentation of the series by the Robert Morat Gallery :   "Until the mid 1600s urban parks were private; the exclusive domain of wealthy families and royalty. By the mid 1800s urban parks were starting to be seen as a way to serve the public and later as a remedy to social ills caused by the Industrial Revolution and overcrowding in lower-income...

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  • Presentation by Editions Bessard : "« I started working on the Self Portraits series in 2010. I was shooting in Italy in the summer and while looking for animals to photograph in the countryside, I looked through the camera and saw a reflection of my shadow on an unpaved road against a mountain. It was a clear day and I was not far from the place where I...

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  • Presentation by Editions Bessard :  "Beijing Overshoot by Claudia Jaguaribe is the result of a residency in Beijing in partnership with the Rosewood Hotel organized by Editions Bessard. In this residency Claudia had the opportunity to work with Chinese people and to enter into the heart of Chinese society and participate and present her work in...

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  • .Last copy. Presentation by Editions Bessard :     "The iconic bowler hat, the long black braids, the adjusted corset and the brightly colored puffed skirt: their outfit is well known all around the world. The mythical cholitas are a strong symbol of Bolivia. Discriminated against for a long time, they are now very much a driving force in Bolivia. In...

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  • The full title of the book is Ka-Boom The Explosion of Landscape; it includes at the end of the book a signed & numbered C-Print (format 19 x 13.5 cm).120 pages (8 gatefolds) - Hardcover Editions Bessard, 2017 (500 copies) Format : 16 x 24 cm *Signed Print* New - Mint condition A fictional explosive manual in photobook formExcerpt from the text...

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  • Quick view Bolin, Liu
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    48 pages (many gatefolds) - Hardcover w/ printed plastic DJ Editions Bessard, 2017 Format : 27.8 x 35.7 cm *Signed print* New - Mint condition Liu Bolin, chameleon photographer Excerpts from the text by Fabien Ribéry : "Society thinks it’s on its own, but someone is there.I am not trashProduce, evacuate, replaceI am the name, you are the numberTen...

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  • Publisher's presentation of Anna Ehrenstein's photobook: "Authenticity has always been a central question in discussions concerning society. It is continuing to gain importance with the emergence of new phenomena such as fake news, alternative facts and instant online control possibilities. However, our definition of an authentic being or an authentic...

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  • * * * Last copies available * * * Edit Beijing, with a print signed by the photographer This book is the result of Guy Tillim's residency in Beijing and presents a series of street photography portraits in colors. The book includes several gatefolds and is inserted in a soft cardboard illustrated slipcase. A signed C-Print (format : 16 x 25 cm) is...

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  • 48 pages - Hardcover (included a map of the journey) Editions Bessard, 2017 (500 copies) Format : 20.5 x 28.5 cm *w/ signed print* New - Mint conditionPresentation by Editions Bessard:... "By concieving a work on the sites of the Odyssey, equipped with a simple smartphone, Stefano De Luigi perpetuates the relationship with modern technologies. Yesterday...

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  • .Sold out.Text from the first page: "Now let us, by flight of imagination, suppose that Rome is not a human habitation but a psychical entity with a similar long and copious past -- an entity, that is to say, in which nothing that has once come into existence will have passed away and all the earlier phases of development continue to exist alongside the...

  • Presentation by the artist Mary Hamill: "Semper Augustus sits within a greater ongoing body of work entitled « Short Stories For My Adolescent Self ». This work aims to question the nature of desire by exploring notions of attraction and repulsion, beauty and ugliness and the fragility of life through an investigation of the fluidity of our being and the...

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    .Sold out.Publisher's presentation: "Bill Henson is a visionary explorer of twilight zones, between nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. His photographs are painterly tableaux that continue the traditions of romantic literature and painting. Henson's elegant, formal photographs – of battered landscapes and fragile, wispy youths –...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "The critical conditions of my awareness will sometimes trigger the shutter. The first condition that arose my interests towards photography is Chinese reality. So far until now, it is still the most convincing condition of my photographs. Usually I’ve always been carrying the overwhelming sensitivity towards those indecent...

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  • .Sold out!.Publisher's presentation : "Lin snaps his circle of friends and himself, portraying his view of youth culture and lifestyles in contemporary China. His photographs are marked by fashionable indolence, saturated colours, penetrating flash, and somewhat frontal shots that unveil his models’ empowering presence and vulnerability at the same...

  • .Sold out.Publisher's presentation of Eric Rondepierre's photobook: "Cinema was born in 1895. In 2015, the original device has disappeared – such is the world, a technique vanishes and another emerges: “There is no doubt that death is the youth of the world.” I initiated my cinematic research at a transitional moment, in 1990, and presented it in 1992. In...

  • Presentation by the artist : "The narrative book Letzte Generation Ost deals with various lifes of a generation who were born in the final years of the GDR. Central place in the photographic exploration of the different biographies was the housing area in Hagenow in east Germany where the photographer and their protagonists were growing up together. Their...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "Maybe it was my wish to leave behind the small child perspective temporarily. Maybe the feeling to be able to conquer a small piece of nature was the reason for me to climb up trees in my childhood. However that be falling off of a tree became one of my first experiences of the dangers of nature, maybe a kind of revenge towards...

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  • Publisher's presentation : "A French youth by Hervé Lequeux is a story that takes the opposite view to stereotypes and prejudices regarding French working-class areas and people who are suffering. It’s a story about a certain misunderstanding of French history : most of French citizens have foreign roots and their personal stories are marked by migration....

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  • .Back in stock.Publisher's presentation: "From the text: My maternal grandfather lives on the other side of the lake, she says. At 85, he still lives in his house, a typical isba of our Russia. In his house, after crossing the doorstep, I feel as if in another era: a carved shelf covered with the works of the great Russian authors, an antique chest of...

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  • .Last copy.Presentation by the artist: "26 miles across the Pacific Ocean from the tangled mess of humanity that is Los Angeles and Orange County sits an island paradise called Santa Catalina where time has stood still and visitors can experience what California was like before the Europeans sailed in. Adventures in the Nearby Far Away is a photographic...

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  • Text from the front cover : "Aaron McElroy's photographs take us on a voyeuristic trip where we are exposed to the snapshots of undressed women often captured in the banality of the domestic environment (be it in the bathroom, on a vintage chair in the half dark living room or among crumpled sheets with flower pattern).McElroy is obviously intrigued by...

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